Making Sense of Education

Making Sense of Education

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Making Sense of Education provides a contemporary introduction to the key issues in educational philosophy and theory. Exploring major past and present conceptions of education, teaching and learning, this book makes philosophy of education relevant to the professional practice of teachers and student teachers, as well of interest to those studying education as an academic subject. The book is divided into three parts: education, teaching and professional practice: issues concerning education, the role of the teacher, the relationship of educational theory to practice and the wider moral dimensions of pedagogy learning, knowledge and curriculum: issues concerning behaviourist and cognitive theories of learning, knowledge and meaning, curriculum aims and content and evaluation and assessment schooling, society and culture: issues of the wider social and political context of education concerning liberalism and communitarianism, justice and equality, differentiation, authority and discipline. This timely and up-to-date introduction assists all those studying and/or working in education to appreciate the main philosophical sources of and influences on present day thinking about education, teaching and learningHowever, a famous dancer asked the same question replies that creative dance is for him a means of making easy money, enjoying a comfortable ... Do these different replies express different (and rival) answers to the same question about what dance is for? ... In the same vein, if I say that cricket bats are meant for hitting cricket balls, but you insist that you use them for bludgeoning people to death inanbsp;...

Title:Making Sense of Education
Author:David Carr
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-08


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